previews

  • Ulrike Müller, Rug (gato de cochinilla), 2015, wool, 86 × 64 3/8".

    “Ulrike Müller: The Old Expressions Are With Us Always and There Are Always Others”

    mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
    Museumsplatz 1
    October 10 - January 31

    Curated by Manuela Ammer

    The title of Ulrike Müller’s exhibition derives from the early-twentieth-century little magazine Others, which promoted modern free-verse poetry and was associated with Grantwood, a thriving artistic community of individuals united, as Suzanne Churchill put it, “solely by their difference from any norm.” All facets of this reference (including the title phrase’s placement on the magazine’s cover by the feminist artist Marguerite Zorach) prove apposite for Müller, whose prints, drawings, and expanded painting practice—encompassing paint on canvas, vitreous enamel panels, jewelry, quilts, and woven rugs—simultaneously look back to modernist precedents and reflect outward to the type of heterotopic and queer communal ideals she helped foster in the journal-based artist collective LTTR. This exhibition will feature the full range of Müller’s work alongside a collaborative rehang of MUMOK’s permanent collection.